Southern & Jewish

Southern & Jewish celebrates the stories, people, and experiences – past and present – of Jewish life in the American South. Hosted by the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, posts come from educators, students, rabbis, parents, artists, and many other “visitors-to and daily-livers-of” the Southern Jewish experience. From road trips to recipes to reflections, we’ll explore a little bit of everything – well, at least all things Southern and/or Jewish. Shalom, y’all!

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Why Meditation and Mindfulness is Helpful (And Jewish)

Jewish (And Safe) In “Redneck Country”

On finding a welcoming home in the small-town South


Across the South and across the world, beauty abounds in Arks

Southern & Western & Complicated

Sometimes even writers we admire miss the mark on the places we know

Brisketless in Blacksburg

On keeping kosher in the small-town South

Hiking, Heart, Home, Hebrew…

Jewish Thoughts Inspired By a Walk in the Woods

May Stan Lee’s Memory Be A Blessing

With great power comes great responsibility... and other Jewish values